Five years go yesterday, then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama spoke at an anti-war rally and made a speech, the video of which has mostly been lost, except for a brief excerpt. Here is that excerpt, as well as a number of Obama supporters re-enacting it.
5th Anniversary of Barack Obama's Anti-War Speech
Even a successful war against Iraq will involve a US occupation of undetermined length at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.
Obama Offers a New Beginning in Iraq
"We need to ask those who voted for the war, 'How can you give the President a blank check and then act surprised when he cashes it?'"
Rep. Jan Schakowsky on Barack Obama's Courage
Obama... is the only one who really has the capacity to send a very different signal around the world... and create a new tone that creates the space for peace in the 21st century.